The Ignorant Allegation That The Worst Primary School In The World Is In Ajegunle , Ogun State

Community Primary School, Ajegunle
By Kayode Bankole

My sincere comments to your story posted on Internet yesterday. Am sad and have pity on the people making wild comments out of their self-made ignorance. I guess everyone in Nigeria has now joined in the bad acts called politics. Am however encouraged to write because i know the truth from the position of self-acquired knowledge.

The Ajegunle Community Primary School which is in a border area near Idiroko, is a community-established school, fully owned and statutorily operated by the community, where Govt will only  approve the intention and demand for its creation and give necessary and appropriate supports every year. But the State & LG officials especially the civil servants must statutorily regulate, monitor and maintain the set standards including structures at all times. Am not sure of the age of these fotos, but can deduce that the local arrangements seen therein, must have been a make shift, sequel to an emergency situation. Because for the school compound to have been fenced round as shown, there must have existed previously, some block wall  building structures. Did all the buildings collapsed at the same time? Whatever it is, the local Govt and the State Min of Education- monitoring units must speak now.

By the way, am aware that a lot of rehabilitations, re-building, re-roofing etc, with standard red- roof galvanized coverings materials on numerous classrooms were executed by OGD's administration, while all the various local govts executives also commissioned several blocks of classrooms built from day one, till the economic strangulation of Ogun State in 2009 by the inglorious  G-15 of the house of assembly. Recall the unreasonableness of this legislature, which was strategically sponsored and fully financed by ACN/Amosun from Lagos then, just to bring down OGD's administration. Now that they are in power, we are yet to see direction of purpose and responsible governance almost 200days in office. What have they done to correct this Ajegunle problem and others that are outstanding in the collective offort of State building of  Osobas/OGD's. Am aware that two blocks of classrooms collapsed due to effect of flooding and torrential rains in Ifo and imeko-Afon lgs recently (act of God). Amosun or ACN or is it ANPP now, should confirm any action since then.

Remember Ogun State has the highest number of primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Despite all OGD's rehabilitation efforts in all the 236 wards of the State, he also reduced the students/teachers ratio from 1:45 to 1:26, nearly at par with UN's set standard of 1:25. In Osoba's 2+4 years tenure and OGD's 8yrs period in office, both couldn't have cleaned-up the mess of earlier 50years. I submit, there must be work in progress for everyone in power, as governance is a continuum. The ACN Govt of Ogun State, has set record of being the 1st Govt in history for Maximum Shadow Chasing(MSC)-No direction- No policy or Policy Sumersaulting. This ACN gov, should stop playing politics and face governance with the seriousness that Ogun State is noted for and which they voted for. Let him tell the world what he has used the $7m the Ogun State Govt has recently earned from OKLNG's, an initiative of OGD's, which he and his godfathers earlier condemned and referred to as white elephant projects, during the electioneering campaigns. What about the =N=7.5b earned from the Aug and Sept fed allocations respectively? The first highest amount earned in a succession of two months in the history of the State. Perhaps the huge money he is spending on chartered aircraft trips, every time is going to Abuja and Australia, could be re-deployed to some of these outstanding schools rehabilitations that require immediate and urgent attention. The reasoning of the unnecessary dualisation of a 2.1kms of already dualised Oke-sokori road in his Owu clan with =N=1.9b, is still a misery to some of us. I am also not sure that the dishing out of big contracts to Lagos contractors to plant flowers like it's done in Lagos State, as against using direct hiring of unemployed labors ( on plant-wet-maintain basis) for horticulture works, is the Ogun State answer to economic empowerment challenges which suddenly have crept back since he was sworn in as Ogun Governor. Or how can anyone explain the reasoning for issuing quit notice to Dr Wale Babalakin's Bi-Courtney Ashphalt Plant, on a location on the Lagos- Ibadan Expressway thereby hampering the smooth progress on the rehabilitation works on the expressway? Only for Amosun to erect a senseless and unexplainable one-sided 75m long wall fence-without entrance gate, to signify and confirm the State government presence as "power show" only.
We are counting days, compiling documents and waiting patiently for Amosun's D-Day.

We are aware that nobody seems to be in a position around Amosun and ACN, that have the guts, to caution and advise him correctly or to redirect him to the serious governance ahead except Osoba and Tinubu. He treats the Ogun Elders with disrespect while the Royal majesties/Highnesses have distant themselves. However Osoba normally display disgust and displeasure on Amosun's ways of governance only at his back, but receives "plent gratifications" for his open and comical support at all times. The only sincere and truthfully person around is the intelligent Deputy Governor of the State, whom the governor has been treating with disdain every time.

He was even locked out recently from his office. A repeat of Tinubu/Kofo Akerele-Bucknor saga of 1999-2001, you may wonder? We are watching the scenario though, with the turn out marvelous in our eyes but pray for the other way round, on behalf of the good people of Ogun State. The Ogun State electorate definitely did not bargain for this play out resulting from  their "vote for change". I predict that this bad governance will continue until the "voting out project" of the coming April 2015 elections becomes realized in Jesus name. Because an unintelligent and empty person can never be saved especially from a position like this. He can only be saved from further embarrassment if he is removed or resign. Since this fellow can never resign, he can only be removed by another election. Work in progress you can assert and conclude.

Kayode Bankole
Ogun State Shadow Secretary
Socio-Economic & Political Affairs

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We just can't say that this

We just can't say that this or other schools is the worst in the world. We have to do something in order to make it better for kids. That's what we have to do. I am organizing free cna classes so I would definitely be able to help somehow in this situation but I am too far away. Let's just hope that politics will change the situation and it will get better soon.

hey

After I finished a doctorate of physical therapy and I enrolled in a program to help in the poor countries from Africa. I traveled all around Africa and frankly I saw worse in more "civilized" countries. You should check out Eastern Europe or South America then you will see what I'm talking about.

Hey

I finished last year my master of science in nursing and since then I have been traveling around the world helping the ones in need. Frankly I saw schools even worse than this one so the allegations are false from my point of view. You should visit some eastern European countries and then you will see the true meaning of "poor".

This is the worst primary

This is the worst primary school, that's for sure! Anyway, the situation in those countries is really difficult to fix. A bunch of people with criminal justice degrees would be a good start since I heard that justice is not something very common there. They need stricter laws and many other things, too many! I’m just happy I don’t have to deal with that situation.

I support protests as long as

I support protests as long as they don't turn into riots. I think it takes courage to speak out your mind and act in order to bring a change, in order to improve your condition. That's why I appreciate the youngsters who actually do something instead of waiting for things to fix themselves. It' not hard to organize protests, all it takes is a guy with an organizational leadership degree who is able to lead the others and keep things nice and fair, and of course willing people.

I've read about many protests

I've read about many protests in Nigeria lately. This seems to be getting out of control; it's high time they did something about it but I didn't see anyone taking measures. They have to find a way to satisfy both the needs of the student and the ones working in educational institutions. When I chose one of those online teacher certification programs I had no idea that teachers are as unhappy about the system as students are. I thought everything works fine for them until experience taught me otherwise.

Not that Yorubas think they

Not that Yorubas think they are more educated than other tribes, the fact is they are more educated than other tribes.

Emeka Okafor is Deri, The Aborigine!

"Emeka Okafor" is Deri in another of his gimmicks to pit the "big three" against each other. The other day, it was our Hausa brethren that he chose to aggrevate. Folks, please ignore all comments by this known lunatic and address the subject matter being discussed.

This rejoinder is ineffective without a current picture of the school that stands on the said grounds. The ownership, operation or inspection details are diversionary. The bottom line question is: Does such a school exist in Ogun State under the published conditions? If yes, more Nigerian flags should be hoisted up its wretched roofs, it captures the true picture of everything in Nigeria today.

Re: SHADOW SECRETARY IN A SHODOW GOVERNMENT!

@Emeka Okafor Sr.
Your submission exposed you for what you are; an illiterate who see everything in the prism of ethnicity. First always use the Caps Lock key when next you type or do u also write in capitals when you write a letter ? Illiterate.
So in your myopic mind, Gbenga Daniel or the writer represents the whole tribe of yoruba. Who are the people that are most critical of Gbenga Daniel ? Yoruba . Who exposed this primary school fraud in Ogun state ? Yoruba man. Look down the submissions of people here and see Yoruba don't indulge even their own when he does wrong. And you come here with your watery brain and castigate a whole tribe because of 2 people. YOU ARE AN ASS HOLE!
When Jonathan was being harassed in Aso Rock by a woman, who came to his rescue ? When MEND was having their way in the east... who were their most vocal supporters ? Next time, if you have nothing intellectual to comment, please just crawl into the hole you came from.

OMG!

K. Bankole wrote:

" My sincere comments to your story posted on Internet yesterday."

At the end of that sentence, I stopped reading. What a moronic riposte.

Meaningless Rambling!

This writing is just rambling on and on and on...The issue is: do these unsightly shanties that stand for schools still exist? If yes, then they are part of the school system in Ogun State; it is immaterial whether such schools are owned by communities, local governments or the State. The pupils are children of Ogun State. Period! And they should and must deserve something respectable and decent. The writing did not focus on the issue and so risks the fallacy of red herring.

This chap is daft!

"Am not sure of the age of these fotos, but can deduce that the local arrangements seen therein,...... Because for the school compound to have been fenced round as shown, there must have existed previously, some block wall building structures." NO!! This defence is too porous! The language of this article depicts that "Bami-ko-ile" (assist me to rob) is writing based on assumption and emotion! He lacks facts and figure for this defence! Why will you write on what you are not sure of? Only fools do this! Yeye sycophant, shameless individual!

suicide mission!!!

K for kill...
kayode killed Ogun state, OGD and himself!
give it up for Mr K, he deserves a state burial.

SHADOW SECRETARY IN A SHODOW GOVERNMENT!

THE YORUBAS THINK THEY ARE MORE EDUCATED THAN OTHER TRIBES, NOT OTHER TRIBES THINKING THE YORUBAS ARE MORE EDUCATED THAN THEM, POINT OF CORRECTION, MY BROTHER. THE YORUBAS ARE STILL LIVING IN THE 60'S. THE IGBOS HAVE LONG OVERTAKEN THEM, CHECK THE INDICES, ADMISSION TO NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES, PROFESSIONALS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE NIGERIA. ANYWAY, IF THIS WAS A SCHOOL IN IGBOLAND, YORUBAS WILL LINE UP IN A TEAR-DOWN FUNFARE! PILING UP INSULTS ON IGBOS. NOW ANOTHER STUPID YORUBA MAN - "SHADOW SECRETARY" IS DEFENDING THE TRIBE! HOW SAD!! UNTIL ARGUEMENTS IN NIGERIA ARE NON-TRIBALIZED AND OTHER TRIBES LEARN TO CAST THE FIRST STONE TO ONE OF THEIR OWN LIKE THE HIGHLY LIBERAL AND DEMOCRATIC IGBOS (WHO USUALLY END UP PURGING THEMSELVES OF THEIR ILLS IN TIME), NIGERIA WILL REMAIN BACKWARDS AND MORE WALLS WILL FALL AND BE REPLACED BY THE RAG-TAG HOLES LIKE ABOVE.

Nigeria, where the inmates run the Asylum

And this guy called himself a shadow secretary for socio-economic and political affairs. This is exactly what is wrong with Nigeria ..... The inmates are truelly running the Asylum

AMOSUN IS A CLUELESS MAN

Our governor has gone on international trip a number of time since he assume office. On each occasion, he travels with chartered flight that cost the state #80m per trip. Our purse can not sustain this for now.
The house committee on land has a budget of #120m for the findings they are doing now. No doubt that such story is coming from Amosun's jittery apologists and sychopants on the cyber wave. They have resorted to excuse instead of performace since their master is intellectualy deficient to meet up with peoples expectation in ogun state.

@another Bank-ole?

@another Bank-ole, your reply was just PR. You need to show us worst schools than this one. Get a camera and snap or go back to school.

@Bankole................ A

@Bankole................ A child who bought a shoe(not a pair) for his limping mum, awaits a serious reprimand.

Kayode Bankole should address his article to Gbenga Daniel

Kayode Bankole, I think you should write another article addressed to Gbenga Daniel, telling him to return some of the money he stole while in office, for use to rebuild this school. Conversely, you can also tell Gbenga Daniel to use some of the state's money that he looted to build a new school so that the future generation of Ogun state stand a chance. Why tell Gbenga Daniel to consider either of the two options seriously in that new article? Because it would be the right thing to do, that's why. Otherwise, everyone in Ogun state and beyond will hold you and Gbenga Daniel personally responsible for destroying the lives of the pupils who attend this school. If you fail to do this, and instead continue to write nonsense in support of Gbenga Daniel - the thief, again, you and your family will be held responsible for defending and rationalizing the thievery, failure and mediocrity that is Ggbenga Daniel.

HERE COMES ANOTHER STUPID NIGERIAN.

Whether related to former speaker or not, nothing good can come out of any Bankole family. Correct me if 'am wrong.
Hear this MORON comparing 200 days of Amosun to 2920 days (8 eight years) of Gbenga Daniel. He thinks people of Ogun State/Nigeria are stupid. So, Kayode Bankole, are you saying that the original school got washed away by eroson 199 days ago?
Gbenga Daniel embezzled trillions of Naira while a brand new school of moderate size would've cost about N50m or less.
Daniel and Bankole got into fistcufs over the Ota flyover. Shameless duo!
Would this Rogues send their children to the above school?
On jugement day, we know where to start the cleansing from!
Eni je gbi, aku gbi.

@Kayode Bankole: You and Gbenga daniel would rot in hell !

If I were Gbenga Daniel, I would make sure u pay back the consultation fee for this very poor thing u wrote.
U claim "Am not sure of the age of these fotos, but can deduce that the local arrangements seen therein, must have been a make shift, sequel to an emergency situation"

So why did u not post the recent picture ? IDIOT !

U claim "By the way, am aware that a lot of rehabilitations, re-building, re-roofing etc, with standard red- roof galvanized coverings materials on numerous classrooms were executed by OGD's administration, while all the various local govts executives also commissioned several blocks of classrooms".

This guy must be arrested too. He's part of the fraud building invisible classrooms. Ole ! Thieves. You and murderer Gbenga Daniel would rot in hell.

what is wrong with Bankoles?

Another Bankole is talking..... It's apparent that you'll rather defend the status-quo, support low standards, encourage corruption, and blame those who simply point out the issues, instead of holding your government to higher standards and demanding improvement to this school and other infrastructures for the benefit of all in your state. What are you really saying in this article? That the original article should have said that the "worst primary school in the world is in Ajegunle, Ogun State? So your problem is that even though this school exists, it should not have been brought to light and posted on SR? Nigerians are a disgrace.

propaganda

go away, you must be one of OGD boy, were you handed landed properties, when OGD has spoil Ogun State beyond reasonable repair with time Amosun will definitely do something.

Shameless Gbenga Daniel

This Gbenga Daniel thinks he is smart. He sends a jobless Kayode Bankole to reply SaharaReporters. Did the Messenger do any schooling at all? Hear him: Because the Community built or agitated for the building of a Primary School, therefore it is not Gbenga Daniel's business as Gov what happens to the School. This logic is what will get his master deeper into trouble with Nigerians.

Its like saying that Because Igbinedion donated Police Station to Okada Village therefore, if the roof is leaking the Police should go and look for Igbinedion to come and fix it.

Never seen an Ogun (Ijebu-Remo) citizen that's not smart except Gbenga Daniel. But remember, someone once said check closely his looks, he is NOT a Yoruba man!) Pictures don't lie! Gov Amosun has no business in this.

Mr. Kayode Bankole, this is stupid response

Dear Mr. Bankole, I think you should have kept quiet rather than make this stupid responses to the initial factual information. Your comments shows your abysmal low level of IQ and poor reasoning. While a community operates a school and the government you are protecting pays the school teacher makes no logic at all. I am not only disappointed at your response but also infuriated that a Yoruba man which every tribe perceived to be academically better than every other tribe can make such stupid comments. Was it Amosun that wrote the initial article? wass Tinubu? why attack their personalities? Mr. Bankole (Bank Ole), you are nuts!
Lastly, I think you belong to the boko-haram, hausa-fulani jihadist tribe, there being backward is a culture as it is apparent you are still leaving in the past. I implore you to go and meet your fellow Islamic vandals ravaging the northern Nigeria, all of you will rot in the hottest part of hell!